The Heroes Of The Indian Rebellion

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byDavid W. Bartlett

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859. Excerpt: ... A LADY'S ESCAPE FROM GWALIOR. The writer of this thrilling episode of the Indian Rebellion is a woman, the wife of a chaplain--Mrs. Coopland, of Thorp Arch Vicarage. We have so abridged her story that its most interesting portions are given in a small part of the space given to it in the original English work. TBS ARRIVAL IN INDIA. We reached Calcutta on the afternoon of the 17th of November, 1856. The usual bustle and excitement, consequent on the arrival of an overland steamer, ensued. We all gathered on deck to view the rapidly-approaching land. Some who were returning to homes and relations, welcomed this country of their adoption as an old friend. Others, like myself, examined with a critical eye the new and strange land which they believed would be their homes for many years. At last we anchored, and the friends who had been impatiently waiting on shore put off to the vessel. My husband's brother-in-law now appeared, to our surprise, as we did not know he had arrived a fortnight before. Our boarding-house was ready for us, and, getting a boat, we were soon on shore. We arrived before long at our destination, Miss Wright's boarding-honse, one of the quietest and best-conducted establishments of the kind. We much preferred it to the confusion of a great hotel; my husband, too, had been there before. Miss Wright we found a most pleasant and attentive hostess. Our largo, airy room reminded me of some in the German hotels. After the luxury of a bath, we waited for dinner in the drawingroom, which only differed from an English one in the quantity of its lights. By this time the room was filled with hungry people, ready for dinner, an agreeable mixture of civil and military, but no ladies. A native appeared with meekly-folded hands, and, in a sedate voice,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859. Excerpt: ... A LADY'S ESCAPE FROM GWALIOR. The writer of this thrilling episode of the Indian Rebellion is a woman, the wife of a chaplain-...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217891896

ISBN - 13:9780217891899

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